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									                    31st ANNUAL ACCTA CONFERENCE
                   Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes
                              September 20-24, 2008
                           Myrtle Beach, South Carolina



Sunday, September 21, 2008

8:45-10:15a.m. Passages Through ACCTA (1.5 CEs)
               Presenters: Jeana Dressel, Kristee Haggins and Paula Andrasi

The Presenters will briefly identify and review the stages that Training Directors go through in
their positions. Members will then be invited to divide into groups according to how they self-
identify with one of the stages. Participation in a small group discussion follows, with an optional
handout of questions and issues that reflect that particular stage or passage.

10:30a.m-12:00p.m.           Diversity Scholar Presentations (1.5 CEs)

       Working with Shifting and Overlapping Contexts: Building Multicultural
        Clinical Competence through Confidence – Ernesto Escoto, Ohio State

        Presenter will describe and illustrate an experiential training series aimed at helping
        advanced practicum trainees, pre-doctoral interns, and clinical fellows develop
        confidence in their Multicultural Clinical Competencies.

       Building Multicultural Organizational Competency:                         Training our
        Interns - Cheryl Forster, Portland State University

        This program will focus on what it means to be a culturally competent organization and
        initial considerations related to developing a multicultural organizational training for
        interns. Race and ethnicity issues will be the example used in the presentation.

2:00-3:30 p.m.         Concurrent Session #1 (1.5 CEs)

1. Becoming Competent Training Directors: Building Our Knowledge
    Presenters: Sarah Armstrong and Kathlyn Dailey

    Becoming a training director, whether in a developing or established program, can feel
    overwhelming. This program will focus on areas frequently of concern to new training
    directors and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions about their own

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2. Managing Multiple Roles after a Campus Tragedy & the Importance of
    Presenters: Timothy Paquette, Mary Ann Covey, and Cathye Griffin Betzel

    This presentation will provide personal and professional perspectives from three training
    directors who experienced well-publicized tragedies on their campuses. Discussion will focus
    on how to manage multiple roles in the wake of a tragedy and the importance of utilizing self-
    care practices to meet intense and consistent demands.

3. Training Directors: Dealing with Conflict                       among       and between
   Supervisors, Staff and Trainees
    Presenters: Joyce Illfelder-Kaye, Jeana Dressel and Greg Keilin

    This program will feature a panel of experienced Training Directors who will present some
    examples of conflict between supervisors/staff/trainees as examples to highlight the above
    issues. These examples will be drawn from their own experience or from ideas contributed by
    the ACCTA membership submitted from a brief survey sent out prior to the conference. The
    primary focus of the program will be discussion of the issues raised by the case examples or
    other examples provided by the audience.

Monday, September 22, 2008

9:00-10:30a.m. Keynote Address - Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D.
               Assessing Competencies:     Tools, Challenges, and
               Models (1.5 CEs)
Dr. Fouad will address various methods of assessing competencies for trainees, addressing the
assessment of specific competencies and options for assessment in different settings. She will
guide us through development of at least one tool for assessment of professional competence in
our settings.

10:45-12:15p.m.         Concurrent Session #2 (1.5 CEs)

4. Program Goals,              Objectives,     Competencies,         and     their    Outcome
    Presenter: Joyce Illfelder-Kaye

    The program helps participants understand what the Commission on Accreditation means
    when they ask for program model, goals and objectives for the training program. It also is
    designed to clarify the connection between the goals and objectives and the outcome
    measures used to assess intern competence.

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5. What Me?      A Lobbyist?!               The Role of Legislative Advocacy for
    Presenters: Pat Cole and Karen Taylor

    Psychologists have been slow to recognize the importance of participation in the legislative
    process with bills impacting training of psychologists and provision of mental health. Learn
    about the impact of advocacy, how to advocate effectively in a time efficient manner and
    ways to introduce interns into this important professional role.

6. Parallel Empowerment: Feminist Training and Supervision
    Presenters: Kimberly S. Gorman and Daniela Linnebach-Burnworth
    The program is an interactive workshop aimed at applying feminist therapy principles to
    supervision and training. After didactic instruction in the empowerment feminist model, we
    hope to help participants reflect on their own programs and supervision models through case
    studies and discussion.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

9:00-10:30a.m. Concurrent Session #3 (1.5 CEs)

7. Internship as Gatekeepers and the Role of Grade Inflation
    Presenters: Kirk Dougher, Mary Ann Covey and Paula Andrasi
    Explore the phenomenon of "grade inflation" in the evaluation of interns. Examine why
    supervisors may choose to overrate the abilities of interns and the impact that can have on
    the interns and on the profession. Learn what will need to change if and when internships
    become the gatekeepers of the profession based on recent state laws.

8. Training and Power
    Presenter: Barbara Gilbert

    Presenter will guide participants in an exploration of dysfunctional power, its sources, and its
    manifestations in the world of psychotherapy. Dr. Gilbert will then guide participants in
    developing a vision of healthy power and techniques for manifesting it in therapy and training

9. The Millennial Psychology Intern
    Presenters: Cindy Chatel, Cassandra Nichols and Merris Hollingsworth
    The Millennial generation of graduate students (students born between 1980 and 2000) pose
    unique challenges and opportunities to training programs seeking to supervise, mentor, and
    support their professional development.          This interactive workshop will focus on
    understanding this generation's unique cultural expression and how it may manifest within the
    internship year. Issues addressed will include fostering self-awareness, giving feedback, and
    professional identity development.

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1:30-3:00p.m. Concurrent Session #4 (1.5 CEs)

10. Power    Differentials: Helping    Interns   Navigate                          Problematic
    Relationships with Administrators/Supervisors
    Presenters: Sandra Nevis, Salina Renninger, Fiona Vajk and Matthew

    This presentation will focus on how to help interns navigate difficult supervisory relationships
    or strained personnel matters involving individuals with more power. We will rely on case
    studies to guide discussion and offer suggestions on how to frame such experiences for
    interns in terms of current and future workplace settings.

11. Navigating the Landscape from Intern to Competent Professional:
    Building Bridges with the Intern Alumni Reunion Conference
    Presenter: Rhea Merck

    Participants will gain an appreciation and understanding of the benefits of fostering
    relationships with former interns in their professional lives.

12. Technology Advancements in Counseling Centers
    Presenter: Kirk Dougher

    Technology Advancements in Counseling Centers Over the last year our internship has been
    updating our technological sophistication. This includes having our IT department rewrite our
    database, purchase Titanium, and purchase a system for digital recording system for our
    student-therapists. In this presentation I will discuss the components and process of these

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